CASES & VERDICTS
85 INDUSTRIAL CLEANING WORKERS FOR UNPAID OVERTIME
Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of 85 industrial cleaning workers for unpaid overtime, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees relating to unpaid travel and shop time.
FAVORABLE SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF 54 EMPLOYEES
Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of 54 employees who worked at a major pay day loan company who alleged they were required to work “off the clock.”
SECURED A $254,298 JUDGMENT
Secured a $254,298 judgment on behalf of 11 home theater installation technicians for unpaid overtime, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees.
WON A $140,000 JUDGMENT
Won a $140,000 judgment on behalf of 13 medical transportation drivers for unpaid overtime, liquidated damages and attorney’s fees.
EMPLOYEE AGAINST A MAJOR PROVIDER OF FUEL AND LUBRICANTS
Represented an employee against a major provider of fuel and lubricants in a race and retaliation claim. We obtained a lucrative settlement after a hard-fought summary judgment. The Court ruled in favor of the employee on all claims.
MORAN V. CEILING FANS DIRECT, INC.
Obtained significant decision with respect to arbitration policies in Moran v. Ceiling Fans Direct, Inc., No. 06-20810, 239 Fed. Appx. 931 (5th Cir., 2007). Under Texas law, notice of a change in the terms of employment must be “unequivocal’ to be effective, both in its nature and its certainty, according to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Accordingly, a Texas employer could not enforce an arbitration agreement where the employees were not given “unequivocal” notice of the change in terms.
CLASS OF FEMALES AGAINST A MAJOR GROCERY CHAIN
Represented a class of females against a major grocery chain with the Equal Employment Commissions Office (EEOC) for gender discrimination, and obtained a large settlement.
AN EMPLOYEE AGAINST A RAILROAD COMPANY
Represented an employee against a railroad company on a claim for race, age, gender discrimination and retaliation. After months of discovery, inclusive of voluminous depositions, the employer’s summary judgment was denied on all claims and a successful settlement was negotiated out of court.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION CLAIM AGAINST A MAJOR MANUFACTURER OF DRILLING EQUIPMENT AFTER THE EEOC STAGE
Represented a male employee in a sexual harassment and retaliation claim against a major manufacturer of drilling equipment after the EEOC stage. We negotiated a fruitful settlement on behalf of the client.
EMPLOYEE CLAIMING GENDER DISCRIMINATION AGAINST A MAJOR UNIVERSITY
Represented an employee claiming gender discrimination against a major university in an EEOC mediation. We reached a creative and favorable settlement, inclusive of monetary damages and continued employment.